"Eight days after taking over the reins of his country, a beloved leader urged everyone to turn in their arms - “There is no longer an enemy,” he said. A slogan, “Arms—What For?” appeared throughout the nation. Thirty days later he ordered his militia to turn in their arms. Promised elections are cancelled, the loved leader becomes a tyrant and his people lose all rights, including freedom of speech and press, becoming a totalitarian state for the next 35 years. For those Americans currently willing to agree to have some of their rights curtailed for temporary security, I’d urge them to look south -- to Cuba."
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The truth is the truth.............EDUCATE all
 -- Kimo, USA     
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    Anyone who has read _Before Night Falls_, by Reinaldo Arenas, will lose any respect they might have had for Fidel Castro.
     -- Byron, Fort Collins     
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    Yet another terrific quotation which I otherwise would never have encountered. Thank you, Liberty Tree!
     -- Byron, Fort Collins     
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    Excellent quote. Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
     -- J. Allen, Arlington, Va     
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    Look south to Cuba, or back to Nazi Germany, or Stalinist Russia, or Cambodia, or Uganda...and on and on...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    well said all above
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    And our liberal press called him "The Robin Hood of Cuba." He is the one who would save his people.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Guns are not for taking on democracy however. The vote is the weapon for taking on government in a democracy.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    When Fidel was taking over Cuba, the New york Times was calling him an agrarian reformer. That's a code phrase for brutal dictator.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Castro was a great communicator, a very charismatic speaker, had a troubled childhood, born illegitimately, had a fake birth certificate (to achieve entry into the school his father wished him to attend) was not a good student, however he excelled at numerous sports, for example, swimming, baseball and basketball, and went on to become the brutal dictator of our neighbor to the south, Cuba. Does all this sound somewhat familiar? Have we ever heard this story before? Has anything like this ever happened in America? Hmmm!! Oh, by the way, gun control here in this country is rearing it's ugly head again. Waffler, violence is never the best answer, but there are times when that is the only defense, hence the Revolutionary war, the Civil war, etc. And again I remind you, America is not a democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic, which is now under extreme attack from those in the government who would abolish our Constitution and have a country ruled by a totalitarian group of elites.
     -- Carol, Georgia     
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    Kudo's to all those who have praised Yvonne M. Conde statement. Preserving our 2nd Amendment protections should be done at all costs. As for Waffler - sticking your head in the sand causes the other end of your body to be an able target. If you cannot abide by our U.S. Constitution, i.e., RULE OF LAW then may I suggest that you take up citizenship and residency either Cuba or Venezuela?
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Hmm, a totalitarian government that has seized any and all power but provides free health care. This sure sounds familiar. Isn't the price a little bit high? Polo ponies and domesticated animals get free health care, too, don't they? It is just another form of slavery. The living conditions of prisons rival some welfare neighborhoods -- I am not surprised there are so many people clamoring for servitude -- that is until they get it, then it is too late...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Waffler oops, you've heard the ole saying: "Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner; liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." (Benjamin Franklin)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Exactly right Mike. And since when were we a Democracy anyway? And why should we believe that this "Democracy" respects our vote or represents us in any way? It doesn't!
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Waffler, since there has never been a democracy on the land occupied by the States united, your comment: "Guns are not for taking on democracy" wouldn't apply to the original representative republic or, to the de facto statist theocracy that now infests this land. Actually, your whole statement is false on its face under any circumstance.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Waffler must be joking, no one can be that stupid.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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